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January 2013

GPB Education

What's New
 Happy New Year!

New Year, New Common Core Training Videos

Watch these new videos: Georgia's Promising Practices in RTI presented by Paula Freer
Georgia's RTI Leaders Panel:



PBS Learning Media Content Spotlight 

Designing a Roller Coaster
Meet mechanical engineer and roller coaster designer Chris Gray, in this video adapted from DESIGN SQUAD. Chris explains how gravity and the changes in energy-between its potential and kinetic forms-create the excitement of a roller coaster ride. Use PBS LearningMedia resources to engage with science.   


The Southern Education Desk
What roles do race and segregation play in southern schools? The Southern Education Desk is exploring this topic. If you have thoughts or experiences to share, please send them to Yun Mi Park at
Digital Storytelling Google Hangout  
January 10 at 7 p.m.

Join Kathy Schrock and digital storytelling experts Midge Frazel and Joe Brennan as they discuss the benefits of digital storytelling in the classroom. 

Foundations for the Future (F3):
How Galileo Supports the Common Core 
This FREE workshop will be help at Georgia Tech Research Institute on Jan 24 from 4:30-6:30 for K-12 teachers.  For more information, visit

Sign up for a new PBS TeacherLine course. Classes start January 23. Use the promo code GATLSE to get PLU credit.

Here is a sample of courses:

Also, be sure to check out the FREE Global Climate Change Lessons from PBS and NASA!

Stop the Drop
Congratulations to the STOP THE DROP Video Contest winner Zack Hosseini!

"Stop the Drop" - Award-Winning PSA by Zack Hosseini

Save the Dates!

Verizon Innovative App Challenge
For middle school and high school students, working with a faculty advisor, to use their STEM knowledge, their ingenuity, and their creativity to come up with an original mobile app concept that incorporates STEM and addresses a need or problem in their school or community.  Prizes include $10,000 for your school and a Samsung Galaxy Tab for each winning team member. 
Applications due on January 18, 2013.

Ultimate Cool School Sweepstakes
This year, two lucky schools will win the Ultimate Cool School Sweepstakes - one from grades K-3 and one from grades 4-6. Each school will experience a thrilling hands-on science assembly at their school that is fun and interactive, but also underscores the importance of science literacy.

Entries accepted through February 28, 2013.

Winners will be announced on or about March 7, 2013


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Video Contest Winner
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